Security Lapse? Our Legal Take 2 Injured in Nashville Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
24-year-old Newton Morgan was reportedly shot and injured at the Bellevue Heights apartment complex Thursday morning, November 3, 2016.
According to The Tennessean, the shooting occurred “shortly after 3 a.m. at Bellevue Heights Apartments on the 1500 block of Amberwood Circle.” Mr. Morgan was apparently discovered with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital. His current condition has not been released. Officers reportedly discovered Mr. Morgan’s stolen vehicle following the shooting.
A second man was dropped off at a hospital with gunshot wounds, per media reports. It is unclear whether that person was a victim or involved in the initial shooting.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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